There are now more than a dozen plug-in electric cars for sale in the U.S., but not all electric cars are created equal.
eric Roberts’ insight: Electric car Servicing
This is an interesting article about the difficulty that the American motorists could experience when wanting to repair or service their electric battery operated cars.
It tells of the state of California giving the car manufacturers a quota for a number of vehicles, that they are to supply as compared to normal gasoline engined ones.
The problem is that the amount of electric car servicing garages are in short supply, especially Toyota.
The question on my mind is “whatever happened to the Right to Repair Laws” that are in operation in the States and in the European Union. This states that service garages should be given the access to technical details of all the cars that car manufacturers are making. So why can’t the regular garages service these cars? If you know out there please let me have the answers. It has always been a strong suspicion of mine that this work will be kept away from the independent garage sector and Electric Car Servicing will not be open to us. In some ways they cannot be blamed for wanting to protect all their investment and development, but every other product that has ever been produced would have had to start out somewhere, so this won’t stick with me, we should all have a share in this market as we do today, I hope the EU are looking at this, so that they can legislate against the car makers protectionism and give us all a fair deal allowing us to carry out Electric Car Servicing, alongside petrol engine car servicing.
Hi, I would like to introduce myself. I have worked in the Garage and tyre and Battery business now for 40 years. I have worked for a couple of national tyre companies in my
younger days, before starting my first business. I now own a company here in the UK called Pellon Tyre and Auto-centre, and I am a keen blogger about anything to do with cars and their related products that will help my business. We are members of Point-S and Motor-Codes and are also a Unipart Car Care Centre and, of course, Tyre-safe.
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